As far as Olson, you should try asking permission to walk through someones yard, otherwise you have to walk the ice. The ice there can have open water almost all year near the sand bar as well as thin ice in other spots.
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947